It seems congratulations are in order for Martin Clare, the 34-year-old furniture-maker from Wigan has won The World Pie-eating Championships for the town which has hosted the event for the last 21 years. Full story over at The Northerner here.
I was recently invited to talk to regional editors at a Society of Editors conference held in the Midlands. It covers a couple of the major projects we’ve been working on at Talk About Local which are all about using mobile technologies to explore useful community information. The first example is an Augmented Reality prototype […]
You southern scoundrel……..I don’t know how you have the nerve to show your treacherous smarmy two faced southern face up here at all. While officially bowing out today, the Guardian’s former northern editor Martin Wainwright has made public a letter in which he is roundly abused by an anonymous critic of his work. Picture 11 […]
Update: There’s now a collaborative googledoc which is crowdsourcing other options here:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0ApTo6f5Yj1iJdFRfWmhUVjV0WkktTjJhUUE4dGR5WUE&toomany=true#gid=0 I was an avid GoogleReader user – for many years – so I’m one of the people this is going to inconvenience. However, I had already started migrating some feeds t […]
The Sage in Gateshead throws open its doors today to an assortment of technologists, geeks, scientists and entrepreneurs who'll be making their way north east for the annual Thinking Digital conferenceThinking Digital is a placemark in the calendar for many working in the technology and creative sectors and has helped put the north east on the map for i […]
Children breaking up for the holidays, church services, eggs and all that - what's happening over Easter near you?There's plenty on across the north of England over the Easter break whether it's entertainment, days out or traditional services that you're looking for.Narrowly avoiding all those cracking puns which pop up at this time of ye […]
Google's geospatial technologist Ed Parsons, teenage scientist Jack Andraka and the woman who brought technology alive to an a generation of early evening television viewers Maggie Philbin are just some of the big names heading to Gateshead in May for what's been dubbed the 'UK's TED'The worlds of science, technology and media collid […]